“I am drawn toward abstraction and the freedom it presents to creatively interpret the world around me. This process allows me to develop a piece conceptually, sometimes long before it reaches the studio. Experimenting with various media has enabled my process to evoke a physical yet internal structure, which I then slowly reveal through the many layering techniques that I use in my sculptural work, painting, and photography. Observing form, color, and texture in our ever changing environment, has greatly influenced my work, empowering me to further investigate a multitude of ideas, akin to my own life experiences.”
A Quincy, Massachusetts native, Robin received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, where she developed her creative expression in a wide variety of mediums. Her early AIB period included figurative studies in painting with Jason Berger, also working with international sculptor, Carlos Dorrien, Robin learned the traditional art of stone carving. She was awarded a Sculpture Scholarship in 1981. Prior to AIB, Robin studied with three-time Fulbright scholar, Sol Levenson, receiving training in art and graphics at the Quincy Vocational Technical School. In addition to her fine art pursuits, Robin held a career in sign/trade show exhibit design, and earned a Framers Certification from Larson Juhl while working at J. Inman Gallery in Easton, Mass.
Exhibiting in a variety of venues both locally and nationally, Robin has been active in numerous art associations and community projects in New England and California, including Cambridge Art Association, Mission Hill Artists Collective, Artists’ Union Gallery, and tenure with Plain Street Studios, 4th Floor Artists, Rockland, Mass. Her work is in the Salida Council for the Arts, Salida, Colorado, numerous private collections, and has been widely published in healing arts, educational textbooks, and sports magazines. A recipient of the Mission Hill Fenway Trust Grant for art workshops, Robin currently teaches art at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard in Mission Hill, and enjoys working with adults and children of all ages. Robin lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts with her husband.